|About||Pathways was created in 2010 by Adams 12 Five Star Schools as a pilot program with a goal to support 25 students who had left our schools without graduating from high school. Currently, Pathways serves more than 800 students every year.|
|Mission||Pathways exists to offer an individualized pathway in a blended learning environment to young adults.|
Pathways was created in 2010 by Adams 12 Five Star Schools as a pilot program with a goal to support 25 students who had left our schools without graduating from high school. By the end of the 2010-2011 school year, over 250 students were served and 50 students earned their high school diplomas. In 2011-2012, Pathways moved into our new facility, the Futures Center, and expanded programming to include both a Traditional Diploma and a Competency-Based Diploma. Over 430 students were served in the 2011-2012 school year and 101 students earned their diplomas.
We are excited this year to offer additional support to our students including face-to-face elective courses, more elective offerings, an increase in staff, and more structure to support students' individual needs.
Pathways has a blended learning model. Students are provided opportunities to learn through digital content and through direct and one-on-one instruction with a highly qualified content teacher. We use several curricula to help support students including, but not limited to: e2020, Compass Odyssey, and KeyTrain. Our instructors design their courses based on Adams 12 Five Star Schools' Units of Study and Colorado State Content Standards.
To effectively meet students' needs, there are several levels of support. Students will work with teachers in groups for content instruction, individually for additional support or specific skill development, one-on-one in our advising program, and in our lab environment. In addition, we have a full time guidance counselor, a full time special education teacher, and a part time graduation coach.
Our students are our number one customer. We review their transcripts, learn about their needs and future plans, and develop a graduation plan and a schedule that is designed for them to achieve their goals. Our curricula is prescriptive; it is designed to test their knowledge of the subject and assigns only the content that th